Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 106 118
Rank change year-on-year +46 +12 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 37 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.52% 0.18% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.96% 0.97% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 0 13
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 - £265
10th Percentile £250 - £212
90th Percentile £465 - £280
North East median daily rate £325 - £265
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.54 - -
North East median hourly rate £13.54 - -

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 206 206 520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.60% 18.15% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 136 309
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £319 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.35% +15.83% -
10th Percentile £250 £208 £209
90th Percentile £525 £528 £463
North East median daily rate £317 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -6.00% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 23
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £29.50 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.25% +42.86% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.23 £14.78 £16.99
90th Percentile £44.50 £55.10 £36.82
North East median hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -48.00% +33.93% +86.67%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +45 36 £325 - 6
Gateshead - 1 £319 - 1
SMS
North East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SMS.

1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
1 8 (21.62%) Service Management
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
3 5 (13.51%) Open Source
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) Data Management
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.81%) SaaS
4 4 (10.81%) PaaS
4 4 (10.81%) IaaS
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (8.11%) ES6
5 3 (8.11%) Front End Development
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.11%) Puppet
5 3 (8.11%) QA
5 3 (8.11%) VME
5 3 (8.11%) Migration

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) nginx
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.70%) TPMS
2 1 (2.70%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) IaaS
1 4 (10.81%) PaaS
1 4 (10.81%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.70%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) 3G
1 2 (5.41%) DHCP
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
1 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.41%) SSL
1 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) OLTP
2 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) Sahi
3 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.70%) WATIR
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
4 3 (8.11%) React Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Operational Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Operations Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) PMO Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Business Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
1 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) AIX
3 3 (8.11%) MVS
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
3 3 (8.11%) VME
4 2 (5.41%) Debian
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) VMS
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) HPUX
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
1 8 (21.62%) Service Management
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) Data Management
3 5 (13.51%) Open Source
4 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Front End Development
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.11%) Statistics
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) ES6
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.11%) Ruby
3 2 (5.41%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) COBOL
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) JCL
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PMO
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) Docker
3 1 (2.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.70%) RACF
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
2 2 (5.41%) Axway
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix
2 2 (5.41%) Fujitsu
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
2 2 (5.41%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) BMC
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.70%) Xamarin